Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage Northamptonshire

The Lymphatic System

Shirley’s Manual Lymphatic Drainage in Northamptonshire offers a solution for many ailments or discomforts that are impacting the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is essential for the balance of fluid in our bodies, collecting and circulating excess fluid, absorbing fatty acids from the tissue cells and digestive system and regulating our immune systems.

The lymphatic system is formed by lymph vessels, nodes and other tissues throughout our bodies. There are estimated to be 600 lymph nodes throughout the human body, with the most prevalent being in the armpits, groin and neck. The lymphatic system drains and purifies excess fluid and balances the amount of fluids circulating in your body. When something disrupts the lymphatic system’s process, lymph collects in the tissues, most commonly your arms and legs and as a result, swelling forms.

Shirley’s Lymphatic Drainage Massage Northamptonshire

Shirley’s Lymphatic Drainage in Northamptonshire offers a unique and specialised manual lymphatic drainage service. My service is designed to assist those suffering from lymphoedema, an uncomfortable condition that causes swelling and discomfort. With my help and experience through years of training, I can offer relief from the pain associated with the condition.

Shirley’s manual lymphatic drainage massage in Northamptonshire is a gentle, non-invasive technique that helps to reduce the swelling partnered with lymphoedema. The massage helps to stimulate the lymphatic system and encourages the body to naturally move waste and toxins away from the affected area. As a result, the swelling is reduced and the pain alleviated. Manual lymphatic drainage for chronic conditions is more than just a massage technique; it is a holistic approach to wellness. My manual lymphatic drainage service in Northampton offers a specific approach to treating chronic conditions.

Swelling Reduction

I understand that each patient's needs are unique, therefore I strive to provide a high quality and personalised service to all of my clients. Swelling can occur from injuries or surgery, MLD helps speed up the healing process from instances such as cosmetic surgery, promoting the healing of burns and scars, and relieving fluid congestion from chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma, sinusitis and acne. Each treatment plan is tailored to the individual’s needs, helping provide relief in a safe and comfortable environment, ensuring that each client feels relaxed and at ease throughout the entire process.

Customised Treatments for Chronic Conditions

I comprehend that each client has distinct requirements and goals. Therefore, I carefully tailor my manual lymph drainage services to each person’s requirements, ensuring that I target all designated areas to relieve your symptoms. whether you are dealing with chronic sinusitis, rheumatoid arthritis, or more. I focus on long-term results and strive to provide the best possible care for my clients.

My Manual Lymphatic drainage therapies are effective for various diseases, including chronic sinusitis, migraines, tinnitus, rheumatoid arthritis, and fibromyalgia. My treatment can reduce inflammation, discomfort, and congestion by increasing lymphatic function and improving your lymphatic function.

The MLD Process

Shirley’s Manual Lymphatic Drainage massage in Northamptonshire presents four main strokes: stationary circles, scoop technique, pump technique and rotary technique. The skin is stretched in specific directions according to lymph flow using hand movements to promote variations in interstitial pressure without the use of oils. Slow repetitive movements are used which incorporate a resting phase allowing the skin to return to its original position. MLD is applied to the unaffected areas first, making it possible for the fluid to move out of the affected area or ‘decongest’ the region.


Manual lymphatic drainage massage in Northampton can be suitable for those who are suffering with:

  • Lymphoedema treatment in conjunction with skin care, bandaging and exercises (DLT)
  • Lymphoedema after cancer treatment
  • Post-operative surgery oedema
  • Cosmetic surgery oedema
  • Lipoedema
  • Inflammatory conditions


MLD Advantages

A few of my manual lymphatic drainages include:

  • Relieve Swelling and Inflammation: My Manual Lymphatic Drainage is adept at removing swelling and inflammation by facilitating the elimination of surplus fluid 
    and waste from tissues. This is especially true for chronic sinusitis, rheumatoid arthritis, and post-surgical swelling.
  • Calms Chronic Pain: MLD can relieve chronic pain associated with ailments, including fibromyalgia, migraines, and rheumatoid arthritis. My gentle massage methods facilitate swelling and inflammation and ease muscle tension, providing much-needed relief.
  • Enhances Healing: By bolstering circulation and lymphatic flow, MLD accelerates the healing process, removing cellular debris and promoting tissue repair. This can be instrumental in reducing recovery time post-surgery or injury, offering a ray of hope for individuals navigating health challenges in Northampton.
  • Supports Immune Function: MLD plays a pivotal role in supporting immune function by facilitating the removal of pathogens and toxins from the body. This immune system fortification is invaluable, especially for individuals battling chronic conditions like chronic sinusitis and rheumatoid arthritis in Northampton, reducing susceptibility to infections.
  • Improves Skin Health: Through promoting lymphatic drainage and circulation, MLD enhances skin health, reducing cellulite and improving skin tone and texture. This can be particularly beneficial for individuals seeking to address aesthetic concerns while managing chronic conditions in Northampton.


Get in touch with me today and see how my manual lymphatic drainage in Northamptonshire can relieve your swelling and bring a sense of comfort.

Why Choose Shirley’s Manual Lymphatic Drainage?

At Shirley's, I understand that every client is unique. That's why I provide bespoke treatment plans that cater to your needs, such as relief from chronic conditions like sinusitis, migraine, tinnitus, rheumatoid arthritis, and fibromyalgia. I have received the highest degree of qualification in manual lymph drainage, according to Dr. Vodder.

Contact me today to schedule your session and embark on a journey towards holistic wellness. Your path to rejuvenation awaits!

Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy (DLT) and MLD

Lymphoedema primary (genetic) and secondary (damage to lymph vessels / nodes) through cancer treatments or injuries).

MLD and cosmetic surgery

MLD for the treatment of swelling from Liposuction, tummy tucks, and other cosmetic procedures. 

Sprains, Strains, broken bones, overworked muscles and orthopaedic surgery.

Sinusitis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Migraine, Tinnitus and other inflammatory conditions.


First appointment 
75 mins £75 

Follow-up appointments 55 mins £65

Regular treatments

are required to give you the results you desire

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